The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for OOP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OOP over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 - 38
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing OOP 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.06% - 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% - 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Median daily rate £375 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 - £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 - £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +18.00% -25.00%  

OOP is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 276 272 271
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 81.42% 81.93% 71.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 587 585
Median daily rate £425 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -15.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.80 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.19% -63.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £8.50 £50.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £18.80 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

OOP
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing OOP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for OOP in Merseyside

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OOP in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for OOP in Merseyside

OOP
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOP within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool - 7 £375 - 5
OOP
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OOP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for OOP.

1 7 (77.78%) PHP
1 7 (77.78%) MySQL
1 7 (77.78%) MVC
2 6 (66.67%) PHP 5
3 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
3 5 (55.56%) SOAP
3 5 (55.56%) REST
4 3 (33.33%) Subversion
5 2 (22.22%) RESTful
5 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) Yii
5 2 (22.22%) GitHub
5 2 (22.22%) OO
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Microservices
6 1 (11.11%) Mobile Development
6 1 (11.11%) RS-232
6 1 (11.11%) Device Driver Development
6 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 1 (11.11%) LAMP
6 1 (11.11%) Device Driver
6 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (11.11%) C++
6 1 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
6 1 (11.11%) Android SDK

OOP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) RS-232
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 3 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) PHP Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Android Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Development Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior PHP Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) REST
1 5 (55.56%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) RESTful
2 2 (22.22%) Yii
3 1 (11.11%) Android SDK
3 1 (11.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Device Driver
1 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) MVC
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) BDD
2 2 (22.22%) Microservices
2 2 (22.22%) OO
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Android Development
3 1 (11.11%) Device Driver Development
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Development
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) PHP
2 6 (66.67%) PHP 5
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) Java